Wimberly was shot in the abdomen after a dispute Saturday in downtown Reno. The shooter fled in a car and a reward is being offered for any information that leads to an arrest. Wimberly has serious damage to his colon and intestines, but is conscious.
Nevada coach Chris Ault told the Reno Gazette-Journal that Wimberly will not be able to play football again.
Wimberly, who was expected to start once again at receiver, is one of the most popular players on the team. He was with several teammates early Saturday morning when he was shot.
"They're trying like heck to see him, but we're being very cautious," Ault told the newspaper. "You should have seen it Saturday and Sunday; they were lining up like Grand Central Station. It's been overwhelming. But we're trying not to overwhelm Wim with too many visits and too much stress."
Wimberly, the WAC freshman of the year in 2009, had 41 receptions for 482 yards last season.
Andrea Adelson is a national college football blogger for ESPN.com.